DreamWorks Hires Ruins Director

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DreamWorks has hired Carter B. Smith to helm The Ruins, a horror thriller set in the Yucatan jungles that’s being produced by Stuart Cornfeld at Ben Stiller’s Red Hour, reports Variety.

The project is based on a novel by Scott Smith about four American friends on vacation in CancĂșn who find themselves lost in the jungle after being persuaded by a German tourist to join his search for his missing brother.

Scott Smith is writing the screenplay adaptation. He also wrote the novel and screenplay for 1998’s A Simple Plan.